We’ve done a few Crafty Bits Tours in the past. They’re not comprehensive tours so much as snapshots of inspiration along the way. We’ve done London, Berlin and Las Vegas. Not a strange collection at all. We twisted our friend Kim’s arm into photographing a spring trip to Holland, and posting it now means that if you still have time to catch a spring trip this year. At least that’s what I’m dreaming about after reading this. I’ve just got to get unpacked from the last trip before I can figure out the next. And maybe take a nap. -Susan
|Delft’s Blue porcelain ‘Canal houses’
So this time around I asked my parents to join me and visit the number one tourist attraction in Holland in the Spring: The “Keukenhof” gardens (www.keukenhof.nl) and let me tell you from a person that has now ACTUALLY been there what a fantastic place! I had never seen so many flowers, in the most fantastic colors, so beautifully and creatively displayed. It was truly ‘dutch’ candy for the eyes!
|Adrianna – sorry – I know you dislike purple, but this hyacinth
was so beautifully vibrant in color
|Layers of Dutch traditional costume
Dutch folklore really has made its comeback in modern life. Many baby nurseries are done in Dutch traditional colors (red, white and blue) and patterns. Patterns and figures found on our unique Delft Blue porcelain and traditional clothing make their comeback in kitchens, bedrooms and bathrooms on a variety of products ranging from linens, tile, ribbons, fabric etc. You can find endless related inspiration here.